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The Streblote siva Lefebrve. (Lep: Lasiocampidae) is reported as a leaf-eating pest invaded Conocarpus trees in Khuzestan, Bushehr and Hormozgan provinces of Iran. The plant has been imported from neighboring Arabic countries to Iran and has been widely planted at urban landscapes in the mentioned provinces. The moth has 5 larval instars and severely feed on the host plant leaves, especially Conocarpus, causing failure in plant development. S. siva hascomplete 1-2 generations per year. Vast cultivation of Conocarpus trees in south and south western provinces of Iran may cause this moth to be a key pest not only for Conocarpus plants, but also for Christian thorn trees. This report is a precaution against the pest outbreak for researchers and authorities.